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AGAINST – Committees — Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Reference

Sue Lines

I'm now moving back and recalling business of the Senate No. 2, standing in the names of Senators Colbeck and Cadell and moved by Senator Askew.

Jonathon Duniam

For clarification, we're happy to facilitate the question being re-put, but I did not hear a single voice when you asked for the positions to be declared. We would hope to have heard that, given we're now recommitting, but we'll facilitate that.

Nick McKim

With the indulgence of the Senate, I can explain what happened. We understood that there was an amendment that was going to be moved to this motion, so we thought the question that the President was putting was in relation to the amendment. I accept what Senator Duniam was saying, and I thank the Senate for its indulgence in allowing this matter to be recommitted.

Sue Lines

Did you just throw me under the bus? I think I was quite clear in the way that I called it. That's okay; that's my job. The question is that business of the Senate notice of motion No. 2, standing in the name of Senators Colbeck and Cadell and moved by Senator Askew, be agreed to.


Date and time: 4:31 PM on 2023-05-10
Senator Pocock's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 29
Total number of "no" votes: 30
Total number of abstentions: 17

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